MSc student thesis in collaboration with the local industry hos Helix Lab

Do you dream about doing your thesis project in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Chr. Hansen, Kalundborg Refinery or some other corporation from Kalundborg’s biotech cluster?

Helix Lab is an education and research center in Kalundborg which strengthens collaboration between industry and research. It supports and accelerates the translation of new academic research into specific solutions that drives industry 4.0 and the green transformation in the industry.

Helix Lab gives MSc students the possibility to do master thesis work in collaboration with the Kalundborg industry. Students who are awarded a Helix Lab fellowship get free housing at Kalundborg Kollegium, while they do their thesis work in Kalundborg.

Application for a Helix Lab fellowship requires establishment of a project collaboration between a industry specialist, a university supervisor and a MSc student.

The ambition is to create an attractive test and learning community that educates and develops talents locally, and at the same time strengthens the collaboration between the universities and Kalundborg bioindustry regarding research and innovation.

Helix Lab provides leverage for developing the Kalundborg bioindustry into an international cluster for industry 4.0 bioproduction and industrial sustainability. The bioindustry cluster counts international actors such as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Kalundborg Refinery, Chr. Hansen and more than 5,000 industry workplaces and one of the largest bioproduction facilities in the world.

Helix Lab fellows

  • Do their MSc thesis project in collaboration with industry in Kalundborg

  • Receive free housing at the local collegium during project work

  • Help industry and academia collaborate on industry 4.0 technologies and sustainable bioproduction

  • Meet different biotech and process industries, and learn about sustainability and industrial symbiosis

  • Acquire valuable knowledge and experience, making them attractive for employment after graduation

  • Join the Helix Lab community of students, educators, scientists and engineers

Helix Lab opened for the first 11 MSc students in the beginning of 2022. Moving forward there will be two calls for applications pr. year, one in fall and one in spring.

If you are interested in how to become a Helix Lab fellow, want to learn more about which project needs students, or have become curious, you can go to or write to Scientific Director Thomas Neergaard (

We look forward to hearing from you.

Bemærk: Du skal ofte bruge forhåndsgodkendelse fra dit universitet eller studievejleder for at sikre, at projekter eller specialeopgaver på Graduateland vil blive accepteret som en del af dit studie. Kontakt de relevante aktører i god tid for at sikre, at du vælger det rette projekt.